taku mafika.jpgYoung mbira maestro, Takunda Mafika has died. Taku, as he was popularly known by his fans, passed on at Parirenyatwa Hospital on Tuesday night after undergoing an operation for a brain hemorrhage.

According to his mother, Mrs. Ruth Mafika, Taku was admitted at Harare Hospital  on Saturday last week after complaining of a headache and was transferred to Parirenyatwa Hospital on Friday for surgery.


Mrs. Mafika said Taku seemed to have recovered from the surgery, but his condition deteriorated on Tuesday night.

Mourners are gathered at House Number 34, Gilwell Square in Southerton.

Mafika was a promising mbira star who rose to fame with his album Dzimwe Nguva. During his short stint in the music industry, Taku toured various countries in the region and abroad with his group Tru Bantu.


He will be remembered for his excellent shows, especially at the Book Café.

He would have turned 28 on the 31st of this month.


Mafika’s body will be taken to his parents’ home in Southerton for body viewing this Friday morning before heading for his rural home in Chivhu, where he will be buried on Saturday.